Candida auris: An Overview of How to Screen, Detect, Test and Control This Emerging Pathogen

Andrea Cortegiani, Antonino Giarratano, Anna Giammanco, Dario Lipari, Teresa Maria Assunta Fasciana, Dario Lipari, Orazia Di Quattro, Domenico Graceffa, Domenico Graceffa, Mariachiara Ippolito

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Abstract

The multidrug-resistant yeast Candida auris is associated with invasive infections in critically ill patients and has been isolated in different countries worldwide. Ease of spread, prolonged persistence in the environment and antifungal drug resistance pose a significant concern for the prevention of transmission and management of patients with C. auris infections. Early and correct identification of patients colonized with C. auris is critical in containing its spread. However, this may be complicated by C. auris strains being misidentified as other phylogenetically related pathogens. In this review, we offer a brief overview highlighting some of the critical aspects of sample collection, laboratory culture-dependent and independent identification and the susceptibility profile of C. auris.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalAntibiotics
Volume9
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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